| Aug 23, 2014
| 3:22 PM
Katie Hursey went to Syracuse to compete in track, but she was a triathlete by the time she left.
The North Carroll alumna had known how to swim since she was young; all that remained was learning to race a bike.
"From the start, the goal was to get...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Racking up the miles on her bike has become a not-so-secret addiction for Julie Lanahan, a healthy habit she never imagined she would hunger after.
"You sort of crave it," said the breast cancer survivor, who will take part in Sunday's Iron Girl...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 6:14 AM
After a brief period of uncertainty when TriColumbia closed its doors, leaving some of its events without a sponsoring organization earlier this year, the Ulman Cancer Fund made sure Sunday’s ninth annual Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon went off...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:53 AM
On a beautiful sunny evening, approximately 20 kids wearing bathing suits and swimming caps tear into Lake Linganore, swim feverishly and then bound out of the water.
There is no game of Marco Polo, no diving to touch the bottom, no leisurely back...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 2:47 PM
This is the story of Stewart "Stu" McCullouch III, part-time Rodgers Forge resident, retired Air Force captain, aerospace engineer, triathlete and aspiring Ironman. Sounds intimidating, but truly, if you met him you would never know most of these...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Two local organizations hope to take over endurance race events that have for decades been staged by the Columbia Triathlon Association, a nonprofit that has been working to keep itself afloat amid financial difficulties.
The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 4:23 PM
The struggling Columbia Triathlon Association, which has run endurance races throughout Maryland for 30 years and helped raise millions for local charities, plans to turn all its events over to the World Triathlon Corp. and will shut down, the chairman of...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 6:22 PM
The World Triathlon Corporation, which licenses Ironman endurance races around the world, announced Thursday that it will soon take over four Maryland events that have been run by the nonprofit Columbia Triathlon Association, and two other local...
| Nov 28, 2013
Shane Lauer can be forgiven for wanting to stay in bed. It was a chilly Saturday morning in early November and even veteran marathoners like him don't always feel like training.
He did get up, though, and headed to the Northern Central Railroad Trail...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 7:49 PM
As then-17-year-old Sarah Melanson crossed the finish line of the ChesapeakeMan Ultra Championship early this fall, she couldn't believe what she had just endured.
She had swum 2.4 miles through jellyfish-infested waters, had biked 112 miles while...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 6:09 AM
Melissa Otterbein never has thought of herself as a world-class athlete, just someone who was persistent and worked hard to achieve her goals.
At Towson University, where she was a member of the swimming team, Otterbein made the Colonial Athletic...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:12 AM
Daniel Colopietro cleared the centerfield fence of Cal Sr.'s Yard about as quickly as a home-run ball. He went through the centerfield gate, of course, as he led 145 runners away from the starting line of the first 7K Streak Through Aberdeen last Friday....